"BELIEVE" in Bible Discussions

 
  • Kim jean-baptiste n - in Reply on John 15
    I believe it is jesus Christ

    Very powerful , the words are if it some

    else. Then I apologize

    . don't mind me
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1:22
    You're quite correct in your observations about the many, who for reasons known only to themselves, promote themselves or their errant teachings to the deception & detriment of many gullible believers. But how can we judge them in all truth? Each one of us will have to stand before God for the Truth we hold onto & disseminate to others. And particularly so to those in leadership & appointed to care for our spiritual well-being (Hebrews 13:17).
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Genesis 12
    Hello brothers.

    As I believe the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are One. I do not believe they are they same exact "person", or "being",as some believe. Which I really have no problem with. As I believe they are One in each other and work through each other. Here is one verse that was just shown to me. Which, to me, seems to be the Father(Ancient of Days) giving glory and dominion to Jesus Christ(Son of Man) in the Old Testament. Before Christ was born. A vision of Daniel. Daniel 7:13-14.

    God Bless.
  • Adam - in Reply on Genesis 12
    Christians don't believe in 3 separate Gods. Christians believe the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one, because it literally says that in the Bible in 1 John 5:7 and Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God. It also is mentioned in other verses: Link
  • Fred Scanlan on John 15
    . The blessed Spirit will maintain the cause of Christ in the world, notwithstanding the opposition it meets with. Believers taught and encouraged by his influences, would bear testimony to Christ and his salvation.( Mathew Henry).

    These words are the bow with the arrow that will speak into the soul of man! The fiery darts are the word of God when he says ,"overcome evil with good".

    We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. I am not one who knows the place the word comes from, Any More than I know What it means. The pages of the bible are the true image of who he is! It will also change your image , an mage like unto Him! Who can know the unfathomable works of God, unless he where to read it? Then and only will you experience the power given unto those that love him! Many who wish to know , must give their heart and soul only, to Him that loves you !H.S.
  • Chad d on Genesis 12
    Why do some Christians believe in three gods

    Father son and holy ghost?
  • Jim on John 15
    JJ remember John 3: 16 to 21. For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten son,that whosoever believed in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved

    He that believed not is condemned already. Because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God.

    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, andmenloved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    For every one that depth evil hated the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

    But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds maybe made manifest,that they are wrought in god. In response to JJ. John15
  • Richard Chestney on 1 John 3
    I've always pondered on this one question is - when we as true believers. When we go to heaven will we sleep in heaven?
  • Jack Gutknecht on 1 John 1
    SECTION OUTLINE ONE (1 John 1)

    John opens his first letter with a presentation of Christ as both the life and light of believers.

    I. JESUS CHRIST, THE LIFE OF BELIEVERS (1:1-4)

    A. John's proclamation (1:1-2): The apostle offers a twofold description of this divine giver of life.

    1. The eternal Christ (1:1a): He existed before the world began.

    2. The earthly Christ (1:1b-2): John saw, heard, and touched the physical body of the Savior.

    B. John's purpose (1:3-4): He writes this that we might know the two reasons for Jesus'

    incarnation.

    1. The vertical reason (1:3): That we might experience fellowship with both the Father and Son.

    2. The horizontal reason (1:4): That we might share our joy with one another.

    II. JESUS CHRIST, THE LIGHT OF BELIEVERS (1:5-10)

    A. The fact (1:5): "God is light and there is no darkness in him at all."

    B. The fruits (1:6-10)

    1. Negative (1:6, 8, 10): If we walk in darkness with unconfessed sin, we will remain barren.

    2. Positive (1:7-9): If we walk in the light and confess our sin, we will be cleansed and fruitful.

    --Harold Wilmington
  • Mild Bill on Psalms 29
    God is due glory, and beyond what he is due, we are lead by love of him, to worship his person by our best imitation of his character(his holiness). Strength of faith/trust is all of him, because he loved us first," the author and finisher of our faith." While his voice may capture our attention, rightly so, he is seated and giving peace unlike any other we will ever know. Though hated of the world, he is spectacular in the sight of believers, and that makes us mighty, unto him.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:5
    Hello, no, only God saves and only you can choose whether to believe and follow Jesus.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 8
    I believe you enquired about this earlier & you received a reply. But in case you missed it, "asswaged', or as it's spelt now, 'assuaged', simply means to 'make milder, to ease, to soothe, to calm. However, I think that you're referring to Genesis 8:1, in which case it means that the Flood waters began to calm down & depart, after the wind began to draw the waters away. Most likely they formed their own bodies of water that we now call oceans & seas, while that which was not covered with water, became habitable land.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 3
    I can only think of John 20:25, indicating that Thomas had viewed the crucifixion but would only believe in Christ's resurrection if he saw the nail prints in His Hands & the spear wound at His side. However, crucifixion was a common form of execution by the Romans, & using nails for hanging the body in a perpendicular position, provided the excruciating agony they desired the prisoner to experience but not a protracted death resulting from an inability to lift the body to breathe.

    I have heard that a small ledge was also nailed to the cross beneath the feet of the one being crucified to prevent the nails in the hands & feet from tearing through the flesh from the body's weight; but this fact I have not been able to verify conclusively.
  • Chris - in Reply on James 1:22
    I think you are referring to 2 Peter 2:10-12, Spike. If so, Peter is warning believers about the false prophets in the world & specifically the false teachers amongst them, who were of their number (verse 1). So enraged was Peter over their pernicious beliefs, teachings & despicable acts, that he has devoted a whole chapter to denounce them & warn believers to identify them & turn away from them.

    Peter shares things about those false teachers which we today might not have specific knowledge of, but Peter's readers would know quite well what Peter was referring to as they connect the dots. With Peter's help, it would have become abundantly clear to them about these teachers' fleshly, corrupt, unbiblical teaching that they were overwhelming believers with, in the light & contrast to what the Scriptures had to say. What made it worse, was that their teaching became even more believable as great oratory skills using enticing words, were employed (v 18).
  • The End of Days - in Reply on Revelation 11:14
    I am so blessed to read your post. You are exactly right on scripture. The magnitude of the amount of people that will miss out on the Rapture (caught up in the clouds) hits me like a train often.

    Many will be saved but they have to try and figure out how to survive. I cringe when I think of a martyrs death. They have this just born again faith in Jesus, and must face trying to survive an enraged Thing, called Antichrist...who is now in-dwelled with Satan. His aim will be to kill as many humans as he can. New believers along with unbelievers.

    Satan is an unbeliever of sorts. He thinks he can oppose Gods plans to the very end.

    I cannot express any stronger to those are "sitting on the fence of indecision", to run to the arms of Jesus NOW. Be sure of Who you believe in. He is strong enough to protect all those whom He loves. You.

    All of this is not about God hurting those who doubt. It's about being rid of Satan once and for all. He will live in a place that is beyond Horror. He will be chained up.

    Once, long ago I served satan as an astrologer. My craft deceived people. I did not know that doing it carried a Death Sentence. I SAW Jesus through a vision; and He looked like Jesus in Revelation 1:14. No words can describe the shock and the sense of Dread. I chose to run to Him, rather than to run away. I made the best choice. He is everything the Bible says He is. He is Love. He is also Righteous Judge. Everything written will be Accomplished! right down to the last period in Revelation 22:21.

    Do Not reject so great a Salvation. If you've never once read the Book of Revelation yourself; maybe you should.

    God blesses you every time you read it. Revelation 1:3

    God is not out to "get you" and make you suffer. He is out to Love You! Quit running away from Him and turn around and run into the arms of The Lover of your Soul.

    He is your Shelter. He will Protect you.

    Do it now. Don't put it off. Mishael
  • Suzann on 2 Thessalonians 1
    1 Thessaloniki 4:16, Do this verse mean when we die and are buried, do we as believers lie in the ground until Christ returns? Or when we die, do we go to heaven then?
  • Eva Rabon on Hebrews 1
    To those that don't believe that jesus was the word of god in the flesh, read ,john chapter i verse 14. beter still read the whole chapter.
  • Spike4187 - in Reply on Revelation 11:14
    Jesus said the Tribulation period will be the worse time in world history. Therefore nobody can even imagine how horrible it will be. People who want to survive the Tribulation have no idea what they are attempting to survive. Nevertheless, we know there will be survivors because of the grace of God. I think those that believe in the tribulation but have not accepted Christ are reacting in the flesh. In fact, without Christ as our Savior, that is how man reacts always; in the flesh. The Lord tells us in his word there will be 144,000 Jewish men who are SEALED with the Lamb of God and are sent throughout the world preaching the gospel. Because they are sealed they will not be harmed by all the tribulation going on around them. Hence, supernaturally protected. When Christ returns to the earth, we read how the angels gather Christ's elect from the four corners of the earth to Jerusalem because why? The King has returned! I believe many post tribulation rapture people get this confused. If you really want to know what happens to believers just before Tribulation strikes read the book of Genesis and the discussion the Lord has with Abraham just before he destroys the cities of the plains which include Sodom and Gomorrah. Read the righteous and wicked debate. God always rescues his people before he carries out judgment. Tribulation will be world wide with no place to hide. Hence, God sealing the 144000 to preach the gospel. Notice also he seals the men to preach, no mention of sending women to preach. This time in history will be the "mother of all bads" because not only his God pouring out his wrath upon the earth for mankind's wicked deeds but also Satan is now confined to the earth after the war with Michael and his Angles. And Satan is enraged and takes it out on Israel and any Saints on the planet. We know there will be Christians because after this all starts and the Christians are gone, many will believe be saved and die a martyrs death.
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 28
    Alex, your teaching diminshes Christ. The Son of God was, is, and ever will be unique. Lost people, in their pride, follow Satan in wanting to be gods. By definition, you can't multiply unique. If you read the Bible carefully you will see that humanity fails, even at the end of the Kingdom of God on earth for a thousand years. " we are gona birth a new innerman which is the H.G." That's heresy, believers are born OF God, not into gods. The Holy Ghost is a third person of the triune God, who has revealed himself as such. Never to be duplicated or multiplied, ever. "IMPLING"(implying), that word demonstrates your faulty understanding of scripture.
  • Genesis 441-17 - in Reply on Ecclesiasticus 10
    Commentary for: Read Genesis 44:1-17)

    Joseph tried how his brethren felt towards Benjamin. Had they envied and hated the other son of Rachel as they had hated him, and if they had the same want of feeling towards their father Jacob as heretofore, they would now have shown it. When the cup was found upon Benjamin, they would have a pretext for leaving him to be a slave. But we cannot judge what men are now, by what they have been formerly; nor what they will do, by what they have done. The steward charged them with being ungrateful, rewarding evil for good; with folly, in taking away the cup of daily use, which would soon be missed, and diligent search made for it; for so it may be read, Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, as having a particular fondness for it, and for which he would search thoroughly? Or, By which, leaving it carelessly at your table, he would make trial whether you were honest men or not? They throw themselves upon Joseph's mercy, and acknowledge the righteousness of God, perhaps thinking of the injury they had formerly done to Joseph, for which they thought God was now reckoning with them. Even in afflictions wherein we believe ourselves wronged by men, we must own that God is righteous, and finds out our sin.

    Google your verse, and type 'commentary' after it to read other commentaries.
  • TENTH GENERATIONS - in Reply on Deuteronomy 23:3
    Generations, Tenth

    Deuteronomy 23:3

    An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their TENTH generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:

    Deuteronomy 23:2

    A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his TENTH generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

    [a non-covenant believer]

    Mark 8:12

    And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

    Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

    Isaiah 41:4

    Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

    Isaiah 58:12

    And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

    Matthew 1:17

    So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

    In the "time of Abraham a generation was an hundred years, thus: Gen." "15:16, "In the fourth generation" = in four hundred years (comp." verse 13 and Exodus 12:40). In Deuteronomy 1:35 and 2:14 a generation is a period of thirty-eight years.

    Mishael
  • FREEWILL in HEAVEN - in Reply on Ezekiel 38:16
    The Bible only speaks of resurrected bodies.

    I've seen nothing about our will being changed.

    The Christians born again free will should be...as Jesus said: to do the will of my Father.

    All the temptations from Satan (whom I call the evil I Will). Observe how many times Lucifer aka Satan, says I WILL five times! He has a huge rebellion problem, desiring to be higher than God. Number 1, he is a created being. He creates havoc and destruction, but he cannot create man or anything else. Evil has damaged his brain.

    He will be in hell, covered in worms; later to the Lake of Fire; never to get out again.

    Isaiah 14

    12

    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    13

    For thou hast said in thine heart, I WILL ascend into heaven, I WILL exalt my throne above the stars of God: I WILL sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

    14

    I WILL ascend above the heights of the clouds; I WILL be like the most High.

    15

    Yet thou (Satan) shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

    16

    They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man (Satan) that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms?

    > How can we consider that Gods Will towards us will be anything less than what we ourselves would choose if we could? Endless joy and fellowship with God and Christ, in heaven, along with billions of other believers?

    Our wills will be joined in happiness, purpose, and enjoyment, forever. Try to consider that.

    This planet we are living on now is going to be renewed to its first Day of Creation. We will see it, be a part of it, with each other and God, forever. Lots to do, see, enjoy with all of the Christian saints that have gone before us! We'll never see a "for members only" sign. We are ALL members in Christ Jesus.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Mishael
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3
    Just to add to Anthony's good comments, I see in these verses (19-21), the word, 'confidence' as the key. Verse 19: we can be confident before God because it rests on God's Truth. Verse 20: but if for some reason, we sense guilt & condemnation that may come from being 'overly sensitive' to committing some sin, we can rely on God knowing about it & sees/judges our action differently. And verse 21: but if we don't sense that unwarranted condemnation then it shows a true confidence in how God looks at us. Even though John writes here about a believer shutting his heart to those in need, I see the application to any other sin.

    This is particularly relevant to many believers, as we so desire to please the Lord in all of our lives, that anything we suspect to have done that is contrary to His Word & His requirements of us, severely disturbs our consciences & spirits. So we can have over-sensitive Christians who actually lead very rigid, sometimes miserable lives, as they constantly assess their spiritual condition before God.

    I knew one brother in Christ who maintained this condition & always wondered how he actually coped with living. E.g. time & energy were valuable to him & both were accountable before God: he chastised himself if he made two trips to the fridge to put something in it, when one trip would've sufficed. Another e.g.: he knew his weakness in the sexual realm; if seeing a potentially sin-causing female approaching him, he would immediately cross the road & turn his face away from her, so as to not sin. It was difficult walking alongside him on a sidewalk as this act would occur frequently & I inevitably found myself talking to myself. Now this is a severe & strange behaviour, but akin to how some react to anything that they deem as sinful, but in fact is the result of over-sensitivity. The answer to this, is not to pursue such behaviour, but to trust in God's understanding & judgement. Where clearly sin has been committed, then speedy confession made.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 13
    I don't believe that to be so. It will be a vaccine like any other that we have had in the past for protection against disease or virus. However, whether this vaccine will do what it is meant to do, given the speed at which it has to be manufactured & the short testing time, will be questionable.

    The mark of the beast, as shown in Revelation chapter 13, will be an identifier, marking out a person as being subject to the Anti-Christ & thus able to continue to live under his authority. By receiving that Mark, a person declares that he desires that the Anti-Christ be his god (even if it is only to survive on the Earth), rather than being a follower resolute in his heart that the Eternal God will only be his. Most people won't have a problem in following & doing what he requires, as they either have no regard for God or being religious, God is unknowable, therefore without a personal relationship with Him in their lives.

    What we should be careful on, are the various ways information is gathered on each one of us now & what we are required to have or do that will foster an easier transition to accepting such a Mark. Most things that come to us now have developed over time & according to man's ability & knowledge. And it's in that transitional time that we are also mentally conditioned to accept other developments, & to accept it as normal. In many cases, that's a good progress, e.g. we have slowly progressed from living in simple thatched roofed dwellings to state-of-the-art buildings with all the mod cons. Whereas, some call it progress when once homosexuality was considered a sin & a crime by govts., but now is openly acceptable. People have to be conditioned so as to accept something wrong or sinful, as being otherwise. And so it will be with the Mark, as its implementation will just be a couple of steps away from what we're already conditioned to accept. That's why our final authority in every aspect of our lives is the Word of God which is true & unchangeable.
  • Anthony - in Reply on 1 John 3
    I believe this is our warring of the Spirit. We may feel guilt even after we have asked for true repentance. We ofter find it hard to forgive ourselves, even though we have attained forgiveness. The devil throws up past sins to defeat us, but by the grace and mercy of God they will be remembered no more. John is reminding us that we are free from the bondage of sin, but that our past reminds us of a truly sinful nature.
  • Jack Gutknecht on Jude 1
    The believer and the Savior (Jude 1:24-25)

    1. Jesus' ministry (Jude 1:24)

    a. His current ministry (Jude 1:24a): Preventing us from falling down here.

    b. His coming ministry (Jude 1:24b): Presenting us faultless up there.

    2. Jesus' magnificence (Jude 1:25): "Glory, majesty, power, and authority belong to him, in the beginning, now, and forevermore. Amen."
  • Micki - in Reply on 1 Timothy 4:8
    Mmmm... I can't remember the address but when JESUS comes. His chariot is described with 2 rams horns on it. I believe they are golden ram horns?
  • Chris - in Reply on Ecclesiasticus 10
    I can't be sure, but it sounds as if you may have read some commentary or an individual's transliteration or depiction of Ezekiel 4:4-6.

    "Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity.

    For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.

    And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year."

    What you read might have been the person's view of Israel's & Judah's sins (the nails representing the sins that Ezekiel had to bear (under him), both on the right & left side of his body as he lay). This type of translation, I believe, requires a great stretch of the imagination: though sin can be painful & requires one's quick release from its effects & God's judgement, to think that Ezekiel had to suffer by laying on nails for over a year, is not a thought that one should entertain.
  • Alex on 1 Timothy 4:8
    Exodus 3 v 15 Comments by Alex on the TRINITY, Why i believe in the Trinity. There is only 1 God the Father but this 1 God the Father had a Son whom he instructs ALL the angels to worship . The Father wd be breaking the 1 st commandment if he instructed All the angels to WORSHIP the Son if he were not God the Son . In Hebrews 1 it says unto the Son, he says thy throne O GOD is forever and ever etc. This is my beloveth Son in whom i am well pleased. But the SON is not impotent he has a seed to sow which is his word saying to whom the word came it made them Gods plural ,thus we see the Son is gona be a Father, the Child is the H.G. tHE GRANSON IN RANK WITH Jacob .Thus we see 3 father son and granson just like Abraham Issac and Jacob . Thats y he told Moses i am the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob that is my name forever and my memorial to ALL GENERATIONS, Father son and granson resulting in the nation of ISRAEL. God almighty cd NOT tell Moses that his name was Abraham Issac and Jacob if his kingdom were not a Father Son and Granson scenario , A FAMILY . Just like the Davidic Kingdom was Jesse, David and Solomon a family . Thats y the scripture speaks of an Israel of God, Its God Almighty that wants a posterity and Christ was just his 1st born of many brethren impling a family a heavenly family An ISRAEL OF GOD Thats y he told Moses that his name was Abraham Issac and Jacob prophetic of an Israel of God that y Jesus is saying that which is born of the spirit is spirit thats the H.G THE Child of PROMISE, THE Israel of God, we sinners are just a joint heir with the H.G That heavenly Jacob, Isaiah speaks of in 49 . If ya dont understand the abrahamic trinity ya will not understand the heavenly trinity . Abraham offered up his only son Issac just as God Almighty offered up his only son Jesus THAT PROVES THE TRINITY the Godhead, That ram caught in the thicket by his horns was symbolic of Christ, his Crown of Thorns. They remembered th ram caught in thicket when saw Jesus .
  • HANNA on Mark 10:18
    In the book of Isiah God said I am God and beside me the is no other. In hebrews c 1 vs 2 He said in the last days He will speak to the people through His Son by whom He made the Worlds. In John chp 3 vs 16 for God so loved the world that He gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON that who so ever believed in Him should have everlasting life. IF THERE IS NO SON THERE IS NO SACRIFICE. In Rev chp 4 vs 9 - 11 the four beast and the 24 elders praise GOD and say Thou art worthy ,O Lord to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GIVE GOD CREDIT FOR HIS MIGHTY WORKS?


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